Saudi Girl Gets 90 Lashes and Prison for Bringing Cell Phone to School

January 20, 2010

Thought I was being harsh when I took my kid’s DS player away for a week after he snuck it into his backpack and brought it to school. Get a load of these savages in Saudi Arabia.

A 13-year-old girl has been sentenced to 90 lashes and two months’ prison in Saudi Arabia after she took a mobile phone to school.

A court ordered the girl to be flogged in front of her classmates following an assault on the school principal, according to the Saudi daily newspaper Al-Watan.

After the assault she was discovered to have concealed a mobile phone, breaking strict Saudi regulations banning the use of camera-equipped phones in girls’ schools.

Al-Watan said a court in the northeastern Gulf port of Jubail had sentenced the girl to 90 lashes inside her school, followed by two months’ detention.

The punishment is harsher than that dished out to some robbers and looters.

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